Ashley Roberts

College: Illinois Wesleyan Home: St. Peters, MO

College: Illinois Wesleyan University Hometown: St. Peters, MO

Hi! My name is Ashley. I’m attending Illinois Wesleyan University and majoring in Psychology with a concentration on Pre- Law. I want to be a child advocate, and do some volunteer as a Guardian Ad Litem. I was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and have lived in Imperial, Fenton, and Saint Peters, Missouri as well.

To give you a little background and reasons to me and my goals in life, you need to know something about me. When I was 11 years old I was placed by Division of Family Services, aka foster care. I was in the foster home for 6 months and then moved in with family. You could say growing up was tricky.

But I made it. I didn’t want to follow the statistics about foster children. So I worked hard and made something out of myself. It was challenging at first, especially with no one really believing in me. But I made it.

I was accepted into a really good school and I am making something out of myself. This is my opportunity to be who I am and show what I am capable of succeeding. I plan on doing whatever I can to achieve and to also help kids reach their dreams and let them know they have support.

Any questions, please ask!

Recent Posts by Ashley

Is it here yet??

ashley-85As I have previously mentioned, I applied late and that only made the waiting game worse. I had to hear all about my friends getting their letters in while I still hadn’t heard anything. I tried to hide my anxiety…

Big Brother

ashley-85Growing up there was always that one person who was with me through everything and that was my big brother. When it came to me growing up and going to college that did not change.  My brother was there every step of the wa…

The Big V — The College Visit

ashley-85College visits can be exciting, nervewracking , scary, and crazy all at the same time, and it is not one of those things that gets easier with time.

Before your visit, contact your admissions counselor and discuss wha…

THE Interview

ashley-85I didn’t have any in-person interviews.. all the schools I applied to were too far away. But I did have some over the phone interviews and here are a few tips:

Don’t Stress: I know how important an intervie…

FAFSA– What a form!

ashley-85As we all know the FAFSA is a very important form, and to be honest the thought of filling it out terrified me. I know it is silly to be intimidated by a form, but I was. This was my first true step to independence and I was so a…

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